Yaeger Architecture was associate architect for the redevelopment of the abandoned Fidelity National Bank and Trust Building in downtown Kansas City. The 35-story art deco skyscraper has been a Kansas City landmark since 1931, when it was built during the height of the Great Depression.
Completed in 2006
This 270,000 SF, Art Deco building took on new life in 2006 with 159 contemporary apartments and 2 condominiums with some of the best views in the city, occupying the 5th through 30th floors.
The 1st through 4th floors of the building were renovated and remodeled for commercial office tenants and retail space. The remnants of the bank lobby, including the ornate Art Deco ceiling, was returned to its original splendor.
As part of this mixed-use project, a new 323-car parking garage structure was constructed on lots immediately to the south of the building. The top deck of the garage included an expansive rooftop garden with vine-covered cabanas, blooming plants and a special area for dogs.